Dec 4, 2012 5:00pm PST
is live in martinez tonight. no one wants a fire station near their home to close. >> that is right. it's something else they're worried about, their insurance rates going up. the board acting as the fire district board supposed to make a decision on the stations. today, but late this afternoon, they decided they needed more information and have pushed back final votes until next week. >> garth lives a half mile from the fire station 16, the only one serving his neighborhood on the west side. lights have been off and sirens silent temporarily at station 16 due to a mold and rat problem. now, it could be closed permanently january 1. >> when you cut back on something like that, they've responded to a lot of things here. not having them here... it's disconcerting. >> with the failure of measure q, the supervisors must huf to close stations. the candidates include station 16 in lay fayette, number 12 on shell avenue in martinez, number four on hawthorne drive in walnut creek. and number 11 on center avenue in clayton. >> this is going to leave clayton with no fire stations in the city. we'